Sunday, January 29, 2012

"The House That Sam Built: Sam Maloof and Art in the Pomona Valley, 1945-1985" Pacific Standard Time

The exhibit at the Huntington Library's Boone Gallery "showcases classic examples 
of the work of Sam Maloof (1916-2009), a nationally recognized leader of the 
American studio craft movement -- a movement that favored 
the aesthetics of the handmade over the machine and mass-produced." 

The exhibit is extremely well done and Maloof pieces are very appealing.
The style has been popularized and mass-produced but those
 pieces do not come close to the beauty of the handcrafted originals.

For you locals, the exhibit runs through tomorrow, so you can still rush out to see it.
Watercolors by Maloof and others, memorabilia, and even a painting by Millard Sheets is also on display. 

13 comments:

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

LACMA one day and the Huntington Library the next day. You have featured two of our favorite places, back to back. Sometimes when we drive to Newport Beach in the summer we will leave Scottsdale very early so we can reach the Huntington in time for lunch, a walk through the gardens and museum, then on to Newport Beach. It makes the day seem like a vacation day rather than a travel day.

Gunn said...

I love the table and the blue wall too!
Thanks for sharing!

Jack said...

Interesting exhibition.

Bibi said...

Oh, I so love that table!! Shaker style, no?

Abraham Lincoln said...

It reminds me of Danish Modern. But handmade. Who could afford that these days? I think the woodwork is incredible and quite beautiful.

brattcat said...

mr. bc particularly would love this exhibit.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh my hubby would drool over this exhibition Tash, he's a bit of a carpenter himself so he really appreciates hand made.

altadenahiker said...

Oh, what a gorgeous chair. My neighbor met him about a year before he died. I'll tell you about it next time we meet.

-K- said...

That table looks like a dream.

TheChieftess said...

Hmmmm...wonder if our tax guy is related...Maloof is an unusual name!!!
Beautiful craftsmanship!

Pasadena Adjacent said...

Glad you did a close up of the grain pattern on the chair. I loved the chair you were allowed to sit in. It was made from birds eye maple. I have a piece of furniture (very impractical) but birds eye. It's a beautiful wood.

Powell River Books said...

My dad loved to work with wood. He made us some very nice furniture pieces, but nothing as special as these. - Margy

spacedlaw said...

That chair is gorgeous.